Causes of Upper Arm Muscle Pain

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I have been having intermittent moderate to severe pain in my left upper lateral arm. I do not remember injuring the arm. It is not swollen, reddened or bruised. Nor is there any scratches, lacerations or open areas. I have not received any type of injection to this area. The pain is not in the shoulder. It is either in the upper arm near the shoulder, middle of  the upper arm or near the elbow. I can have the pain when watching TV not moving the arm. The pain started within the last 4-6 months. It does not feel like a muscle spasm.
If you feel better when you are active, guess that there is insufficient blood supply to that part, and there may be a narrow blood vessel. It is recommended to check your left upper lateral arm blood vessels.
Are you at risk of heart attack? How is your cholesterol level? Are you overweight? Arm pain could be a sign of heart attack. It also can originate from a neck problem, or muscle problem. You may try to apply a heat pad next time and see if it helps. If it doesn't help, try to change your body position to see if you can find a position you don't feel pain. If you do, it's likely a neck problem.
Hello, shoulder inflammation, also known as inflammation around the shoulder joints, commonly known as condensate shoulders, fifty shoulders. Pain gradually develops from the shoulders, and at night, it gradually worsens. The function of the shoulder joints is limited and becomes more and more serious. After reaching a certain level, it gradually relieves until it finally recovers into the main performance of the shoulder capsule and its surrounding ligaments, tendons and Chronic specific inflammation of the bursa. Periarthritis of the shoulder is a common condition characterized by shoulder pain and inconvenient movement. The prevalence of this disease is around 50 years old, and the incidence rate of women is slightly higher than that of men, which is more common in manual workers. If effective treatment is not available, it may seriously affect the functional activities of the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint can be extensively tender and radiate to the neck and elbow, and there can be varying degrees of deltoid atrophy. I hope the above information is useful to you.
I have had upper arm muscle spasms for a couple of months now. If I extend my arm out a certain way, it hurts really bad and feels like a Charlie horse. I’ve tried tolling it out with a ball, essential oils massage, stretching, icing and heat. Now I’m just avoiding using it at all go see if it just needs to heal from some kind of injury. Anyone else have this happen
have you had spasm before? do you know any trackable reason for this? If it lasts and it don't  relieve as time goed by, you should see a doctor.
We not to my Ortho Dr. fir my shoulders...it’s more like sharp, stabbing pain, with sensation of falling asleep and fingers swell when laying down at night in the muscle area between my shoulder and elbow. I’m already taking Cymbalta for Fibromyalsia  but this pain is SO severe  and constant in both arms. I literally want to take my arms off so I can sleep..my Ortho Dr. said from Xrays there is s bulging disc in my neck causing this. I no longer am able to open anything, can’t pick up or grip things. I feel like it’s a shoulder injury as I can not unsnap bra, lift up arms to put on shirt, and my arms feel heavy, I’m 47 female!
Cymbalta is for despression.it sounds you have Cervical spondylosis and the pain is caused by this. does the Ortho Dr.  say anything about surgery? do you have the chance to do surgery? if you are in such pain, you should ask your doctor for painkiller. now you can not use your hand and can't grip things, which means Upper extremity motor nerves are compressed and impaired. you should see your Ortho Dr. ASAP.
Cymbalta is used for nerve pain as well as depression
My upper arm hurts so bad, it keeps me up at night and sometimes it causes me to have weakness when picking up things. What do I need to do. I take aleve but doesn't help to much
I'm having the same pain. Also in my wrist and hand. Is been getting worst and worst. My hand feels like it fell asleep to the point of intense pain. The arm in between shoulder and elbow is NOT as bad as my forarm. PLEASE HELP
My best friend has a history of back pain for many years. He also feels uncomfortable with his chest. Is it possible to be the heart disease?
Hello Joecy, Heart disease is one of the possible causes for back pain and chest pain. There're other causes, including problems with cervical spine and neurological problems. We would recommend your friend to have a checkup. However, you mentioned that the back pain has been many years. If it's a heart problem, when a person doesn't change his lifestyle, most likely the problem would have been much more serious over many years. If the discomfort with chest comes up recently, it could be heart problem. A checkup will be a start to find out. All the best. HTQ
Cymbalta is for despression.it sounds you have Cervical spondylosis and the pain is caused by this. does the Ortho Dr.  say anything about surgery? do you have the chance to do surgery? if you are in such pain, you should ask your doctor for painkiller. now you can not use your hand and can't grip things, which means Upper extremity motor nerves are compressed and impaired. you should see your Ortho Dr. ASAP.
FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Nov. 5, 2010.
So, yes cymbalta's primary treatable condition is depression.  Like many of the medications we use have secondary uses.
Both upper arms been hurting for 4 months now brought it up to my doctor he insisted me to stop working out much but I told him I only work out once a day 3 times out the week I know my body in something not right but He did insist that I'm on the borderline of having sugar 6.2 so I cut a lot of food out can it come from that.
Hello Shmil, the arm pain should be irrelevant to the blood sugar, but you're right in cutting certain foods to manage the blood glucose. The arm pain is likely related to nerves, as your doctor said, rest may help.
I have been told that I have a torn rotator cuff and and herniated disc spur c6,c7 and I have taken Ibuofern 800mg, used the heating pad, 10 machine, and neck brace nothing helps. Do you know of an Orthopedic doctor in Cha I el Hill or Durham
Hello I being having too much muscle pain between my shoulder and elbow but the funny thing is that pain is mostly at nights wen i go to sleep , wen laying down on my back, or falling sleep , the pain wake me up ,so i have to put my arms up and under my head and pain goes away , or i have to set down in my bed to make the pain to stop, i really don't understand this kind of symptoms , i try alive, tylenol but nothing do my pain If someone knows what do i need to do please let me know Thank you Fernando
I am going through the same what is it?
We'd recommend you to have your cervical spine checked up.
I had similar symptoms and after a cordisone shot and then an MRI, it was a massive rotator cuff tear of three of the four tendons. I would ask a orthopedic for an Mri
I'm having the same pain. Also in my wrist and hand. Is been getting worst and worst. My hand feels like it fell asleep to the point of intense pain. The arm in between shoulder and elbow is NOT as bad as my forarm. PLEASE HELP
I am having same pain in my hand. Feels like it's asleep to the point of pain. My right hand. Also my top lip is numb. I don't know what type of doctor to go to.
We'll recommend you to check your cervical spine.
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